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Moylan, Carrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

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Dr. Carrie A. Moylan is an associate professor in the School of Social Work. Dr. Moylan has over 20 years of experience in the gender-based violence field, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. Currently, Dr. Moylan is engaged in research examining campus sexual assault policy implementation at colleges and universities and identifying campus-level risk and protective factors such as the role of campus climate in shaping sexual assault prevalence. She has partnered with Center for Survivors to evaluate Crisis Chat, a web-based crisis hotline for sexual assault survivors, in an NIJ-funded project. She has also conducted research on the functioning of multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams — for which she was awarded the Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award — and research on outcomes associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence in the home.

Selected Publications

  • Moylan, C. A., Carlson, M., Campbell, R., & Fedewa, T. (In Press). “It’s hard to show empathy in a text”: Developing a web-based sexual assault hotline in a campus context. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/08862605211025036
  • Moylan, C. A., Javorka, M., Maas, M., Meier, E., & McCauley, H. (2021). Campus sexual assault climate: Toward an expanded definition and improved assessment. Psychology of Violence, 11(3), 296-306https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000382
  • Moylan, C. A. & Hammock, A. (2021).  Walking the walk: Testing a theory derived measure of campus sexual assault policy implementation.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(13-14), 7137-7162. doi: 10.1177/0886260518824649
  • Moylan, C. A., Hammock, A., & Carlson, M. L. (2020). In the eye of the reformer: Higher education personnel perspectives on campus sexual assault policy implementation. Journal of School Violence, 19(4), 433-445. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2020.1728285
  • Moylan, C. A. & Javorka, M. (2020). Widening the lens: An ecological review of campus sexual assault.  Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 21(1), 179-192. doi: 10.1177/1524838018756121
  • Moylan, C. A., Javorka, M., Bybee, D., Stotzer, R., & Carlson, M. (2019). Campus-level variation in the prevalence of student experiences of domestic and sexual violence. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 10(3), 397-421. doi: 10.1086/704543


About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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